Breaking: All future Boise State graduations will no longer be held on the blue turf

Photo by Niamh Brennan

Boise State University’s upcoming spring graduation commencement ceremony will not be held on the blue turf at Albertsons Stadium as it has been in previous years. 

All graduation ceremonies will cease to be held on the iconic blue turf  as of the 2023-2024 school year, meaning any and all future graduation commencements will be held in the Extra Mile Arena.

“The decision to move to Extra Mile arena was not something that was taken lightly… There are currently no plans to have commencement on the blue in the future,” Mike Sharp, director of media relations said.

The 2024 graduation ceremony, and likely all future ceremonies, will be split into three different cohorts. Students will be divided by their designated colleges — College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, etc. — and given specific times to attend.
The spring 2024 commencement ceremony will be separated into a 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. time period. More information to come.

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  1. Laura thompson

    Oooooh I am a TICKED OFF mother of a senior graduating in May. No explanation why. They just disappointed and upset many parents who have waited to see their child graduate oin the blue. One more reason I wish he went U of I. Someone is going to hear me tomorrow . 😡😡😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬

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